In Indian musical traditions , just like in Yoga , you cannot ever separate the spirituality , the process of meditation from the talent and skill of playing the instrument or the vocals .
The singing and the music is a gift to the divine , a kind of feedback loop that gives one the energy and the flow to keep getting closer and closer to total dissolve , in bhav , in dhyan and perfection in performance .
Niharika Popli ( an engineer turned film-maker) and अक्षय मदान (who is a software geek as well as a classical music enthusiast and disciple) have been working with Akanksha Damini Joshi right from the inception of the idea to its final edit and presentation .
The idea is not just to talk about the genre , but the relationship between the performer and the Guru . To hear how these complex and evolved traditions carry on , in their intimate encounters . Without any schools and institutions . In the ancient one-to-one Bharatiya Parampara .
Hope you see and relish the series .
Our dream at Random Maharasa Entertainment is to keep sharing the real alchemy of how material, cultural , spiritual processes have happened , continue to happen in this indefinable land of ours .
It can be craft , it can be music , it can be innovation , it can be farming .
As long as there is deep spirit, a humility, an intensity , a creative involvement and a delight .
We hope to keep catching , in our valley , filled with receptive roots and trees , such drops .
Have a great new year , and follow your bliss.
GURU, a relationship gifted by India to the world. He is a teacher, but not only. For him is not just respect, but reverence. Not just love, but devotion. A relation which, in calling the disciple to live his highest possibility, opens the door to the divine.
In our musical traditions, Guru-Shishya attempt to share that experience of the divine via performance that gives the rasika – the engaged listener – a glimpse of that beauty and truth.
Random Maharasa Entertainment presents first in a series of four videos exploring ‘The Sacred Presence: Sannidhi’, of the India’s musical maestros, her Gurus. A unique relation that continues way after the physical form of the Guru has faded.
In this video is featured the well known vocalist Nirmalya Dey, Rudra Veena exponent Mohi Baha’ud-din. In the Sacred Presence of their Gurus, Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.